WEEK 14: Advice

I have enjoyed creating all different kinds of media this semester for this class. I especially enjoyed the audio week because I’m very into experimenting and listening to new music from around the world. Starting off this semester I dedicated a lot of time to each assignment but as time went on I didn’t have as much time to dedicate to the assignments. This resulted in them not coming out as well as I had hoped they would. Still on certain assignments that I really wanted to come out how I had envisioned them I would devote more time to those specific projects. If your really devoted to the assignments and putting in the time to make them how you envisioned them you will need to work on time management for the week. I would also advise choosing assignments that you will actually enjoy making so that you’re more interested in creating a decent product. If you are stumped on a project or trying to find a certain type of generator check out the resources on the DS106 page because they can be very helpful. Also if the creator of the assignment has posted a website to us I would suggest using them because it can make the assignment much easier and quicker to complete. Using GIMP is a pain if you can just use one of the school computers that have Photoshop on it and use GIMP if its last resort on your computer. Also if you can’t find anything on the DS106 website to help you produce what you want to then Google it! Most of the time if I needed some sort of tool for editing or combining images I could simply Google it and use a website that had appeared. Just enjoy the assignments try to keep up with them and not make it feel like it’s a hassle because at the end of the semester it feels good to be proud of the assignments that you make.

WEEK 14: Final Project

We have finished early on our project because we did not know that there wasn’t anything due over break so we planned and organized it around getting it done this Friday. The as we were looking over the assignment again we realized that we had another week to work on the project but we were pretty much finished other tan some editing that needed to be done so we decided to finish it up this weekend.

For my and Maggie O’Connor’s project we created a youtube channel called Wonder Women whose goal is to bring light to the triumphs of women superheroes since they aren’t portrayed in media as much as their male counterparts. We created a logo for the youtube channel and wrote made a story for the info section of the channel. I love how the logo that Maggie created turned out it looks really cool! I wrote the summary and made 2 out of the 5 videos. In creating our videos we collaborated a lot to create a cohesive and flowing story for each of the videos. We wrote out the scripts for each of the videos separately and used film that we created and also film and photos from online sources. We also added special effects to the videos such as slow-mo and voice changer tools. We added audio to the background of our videos including sound effects such as explosions and zooming sounds and voice recordings. We put a lot of effort into creating these videos and trying to incorporate a lot of different audio, video, and characters into one cohesive project.

Outline:

Video1:Joining forces of the two heroes -2 min- maggie 

Video2: Intro for Black Dahlia do ourselves 2 mins 

Video 3: intro for Super Nova do ourselves 2 mins 

Video4::intro for villain-Global Warming melting the earth -Maggie 2 mins

Pics video?:for problem solved? -Lilah 2min

 

Lilah- Youtube channel and write up

Maggie- Logo 

 

The Story: 

Supernova and Black Dahlia have teamed up and defeated the man who threatened to destroy the world, the villain Global Warming. He was purposely releasing vast amounts of pollution into the air causing global temperatures to rise. The increasing temperatures began to have devastating effects on environments and wildlife worldwide. Until the dynamic duo Supernova and the Black Dahlia appeared and fought back the villain. The Black Dahlia using her ability to control plants started using them to cleanse the air by speeding up the plants respiratory function taking in the CO2 and releasing oxygen. While she was handling the pollution Supernova took charge in defeating the evil Global Warming by using her ability to create explosions from the palm of her hand and through them at her target. It was a difficult fight for both of them as the toxicity of the air surrounding Global Warming was very intense making it difficult to breath.

Videos: 

Video 1: Joining forces of the two heroes

Video 2: Black Dahlia Intro

 

Video 3: Intro to Supernova

Video 4: Intro to Global Warming

Video 5: Global Warming Defeated

 

I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!!!

 

 

 

WEEK 13: Final Plans

This week I worked on figuring out who I wanted in my group and working with them to figure out what we wanted to do for our final project. We decided that we would create a Youtube channel called Wonder Women that would be to highlight women superheroes accomplishments. We are creating a whole channel so that we can design it how we want and create a logo for the show. We will only make one video and it will be around 10 minutes because there are only 2 of us in the group. My partner is Maggie O’Connor we worked out our ideas on a googledoc this week since we were both at home and couldn’t meet in person. We are hopping to get all the filming done on Tuesday so that we have time to edit and put the video together. We have split the project up into segments and each person will have a script ready by Tuesday and will add their introduction to the character to the video with a voiceover. Our plan is to have both of our heroes join forces, they are conveniently both scientists and plan to fight the villain called Global Warming who causes global warming lol. So we will introduce both of our characters and then the villain and to end will be a video showing how the heroes defeated the villain. I have created the Youtube channel and wrote a little summary of it’s goal. Maggie is creating the logo for it and we are both working on writing our introductions. I’m compiling a bunch of assignment options that we can us to complete the final so that we have multiple medias in the final product. I hope that my vision for the project will be reality when we are finished!

WEEK 12: Smashups and Demixes

This week I enjoyed making mashups of some of my favorite things like the band BTS, Disney, music, and funny scenes from movies!

My first assignment that I did was using an image from the one of the members of the band that I thought looked godly and adding a background that had a sun beam coming down on his face. I thought it would be funny and I was right wish I could have blended the images but couldn’t figure it out on GIMP or youtube tutorials.

Godlike Jimin

The second assignment I did was using the same band BTS which is my favorite and adding a different song to one of their music videos.

Fall Out Boys & Bangtan Boys

The third assignment I did was mashup of Disney songs I wish they would have flowed better but I enjoyed making it very much for more description on how I made it check out my post!

Disney Mashup

 

And for my final assignment I used images from 2 famous movies and combined them together which yet again I wasn’t able to blend them together as I had envisioned but I like the idea that I had and if they were blended together it would look really good. I like my idea though because both movies do deal with love triangles I both deal with heartbreak so I thought it was fitting having hime pierce both their hearts.

Love Triangle’s

 

Daily Creates

First one I did was

 

The second one was this

Love Triangle’s

I combined these 2 images because I know both of these movies pretty well and enjoyed watching both of them. Also in each movie love triangles are one of the main themes. I wish I could have melded them together but without a better photo editor I can’t.

Fall Out Boys & Bangtan Boys

I combined one of my favorite bands video called BTS of their song Not Today and I listened to a few songs on my iTunes with high energy and I thought Beat it by Fall Out Boy would work well with it. I was right I like the energy of it and if I had more time I would edit the video and the music a little more so that they went a little better with the dance scenes. I edited it a little and kept the original intro of the video because I thought it was a good start. Since the video was a lot longer than the music I edited it down to better fit it and I also took out a few parts from the song to better go with the scenes from the video I kept. I downloaded the video off of a website online and I had the song already on iTunes so I combined them on iMovie with a little bit of editing.

 

Godlike Jimin

I chose these 2 images because Jimin the face on the image is one of my favorite members in my favorite South Korean Boy bands called BTS. I thought it would be fun to make him look like a god from this image because he looks so regal and above other people. I chose both images off of Google. I’m annoyed that I couldn’t figure out how to make the edges of the image transparent and had to make them white instead. Other than that it came out how I wanted. Using GIMP is so annoying because it doesn’t explain how anything works and the tools aren’t very selective the only option is the whole image or nothing so I couldn’t even blur the edges of white around his face.

WEEK 11: What happened? & Ketchup

This week I didn’t have much time to dedicate to ds106 so I wasn’t able to do as much or as good of quality filming as I wanted. Things kind of slipped away on me and I posted one of the daily creates late because I had forgotten to hit the tweet button lol. Overall my week has been a mess but here is what I have to show for it.

The first video assignment I completed was a video for my friends 21st, I used an assignment where you had to combine pictures with music to make a video. I changed the assignment a little to use for my purposes. Since she moved away to Las Vegas none of her family or friends could go and celebrate her bday with her so I created this video to let her know that we love her and are thinking about her on her bday. I love how it came out and she said it was exactly what she needed and she cried when she was watching it. One of her friends didn’t send me her voice over in time so there’s a big section without talking and her mom couldn’t figure out how to send it to me either so that’s another big section without talking it would have been perfect if they had sent them to me but I’m still very happy with how it came out.

 

 

The second assignment I did was about a PSA. I kind of changed up the assignment a little instead of making a PSA I wanted to make one of those dramatic fact videos about a relevant issue in todays society. It is also about what my superhero tries to fight against, which is sexual abuse and the patriarchal society that propels it. I used statistics from RAINN, which stands for Rape Abuse & Incest National Network and combined images I found online with a song from Sam Smith that I thought was very appropriate.

 

The final video I created was for the storytelling assignment. I created a short video that I wanted people to use their imaginations to think of things that could have happened and who it could have happened to.

I didn’t add an ending credit page because I used an open music cite where I didn’t need to worry about copyrights. I took my own videos and combined them on iMovie and included background music that I found. Also the use of ketchup was helpful.

Daily Creates:

The 1st one I completed was about an idiom in a picture, which I used teh apple of her eye and a picture of my sister and I.

The second one I accidentally turned in late because I forgot to hit the tweet button. It was the one about whats behind the ds106 door.

The 3rd one I did was about recreating a picture from childhood but I’m not at home and I only have pictures with my siblings so I posted my favorite pic of me, my sister, and my mom.

What happened?! – Ketchup

I created a short video that I wanted people to use their imaginations to think of things that could have happened and who it could have happened to.

I didn’t add an ending credit page because I used an open music cite where I didn’t need to worry about copyrights. I took my own videos and combined them on iMovie and included background music that I found. Also the use of ketchup was helpful.